Andaman, a group of 550 islands, is located in the Bay of Bengal. It is part of the Union Territory of India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Many islets and rocks add the topography of the Andaman Islands. There are about 26 islands which are human inhabited. It is believed that the origin of the name Andaman is related to Hanuman, the monkey disciple of Lord Rama, the epic hero of the Ramayana. Some of the Islands such as North Andaman, Middle Andaman, South Andaman, Little Andaman and Baratang are vast expanse of lands. The lands of Andaman are very fertile and the islands are thriving with lusting greeneries. The sea coasts are eye catching with the spectacular sea waved and the dense coconut palms line up over the islets. Anadaman carries the legacy of many historically important events and locations. The name of Andaman even appears in 9th century Arab literatures. The place was used by many rulers in India as the camping location of military troops. The Cellular Jail in Port Blair is closely knit to the Indian Independence struggle. It was in this jail, thousands of freedom fighters were imprisoned as exile hostages. The topography of the Andaman Islands consists of hilly regions with dense green forests. Many rocky mountains and islets are also seen in the region. The peak point in Andaman is Diglipur, a majestic picnic spot from where one can see the surrounding sea shores and the majestic sea embracing the sand enriched shores. Four tribes inhabit in these centuries old Islands. Andaman rain forests are blessed with vast varieties of plant species. Sea surrounding the Andaman Islands is a natural habitat of many kinds of marine life. The tropical rain forests and water of Bay of Bengal are the home of a vast collection of plant, animal and marine life. The soft sandy beaches are real attraction for the tourists, who seek for seclusion in a serene, unpolluted and unexplored atmosphere. The Andaman is a perfect location for many adventurous activities like scuba diving, Snorkeling, Camping and Trekking. This is one of the rare tourist destinations in India in which one can enjoy the breathtaking views of praise worthy marine life.